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Fungal pathogens.

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Sun, S; Hoy, MJ; Heitman, J
Published in: Current biology : CB
October 2020

Fungi are key components in global biogeochemical cycles, play important roles in manufacturing industries and biomedical research, and influence humans through their impact on global health, agriculture, and biodiversity. Fungi have been isolated from almost every environmental niche across the planet, including from air, soil, fresh water, and the oceans. Although the vast majority of fungi do not exhibit pathogenic traits, some species cause infections in humans ranging from superficial to life-threatening. Moreover, some fungal species are plant pathogens and have devastating impacts on agriculture. In this primer, we aim to provide a broad picture of what makes fungal pathogens unique, as well as the challenges of combating fungal pathogens.

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Current biology : CB

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EISSN

1879-0445

ISSN

0960-9822

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

30

Issue

19

Start / End Page

R1163 / R1169

Related Subject Headings

  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Mycoses
  • Humans
  • Fungi
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Agriculture
 

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Sun, S., Hoy, M. J., & Heitman, J. (2020). Fungal pathogens. Current Biology : CB, 30(19), R1163–R1169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.032
Sun, Sheng, Michael J. Hoy, and Joseph Heitman. “Fungal pathogens.Current Biology : CB 30, no. 19 (October 2020): R1163–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.032.
Sun S, Hoy MJ, Heitman J. Fungal pathogens. Current biology : CB. 2020 Oct;30(19):R1163–9.
Sun, Sheng, et al. “Fungal pathogens.Current Biology : CB, vol. 30, no. 19, Oct. 2020, pp. R1163–69. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.07.032.
Sun S, Hoy MJ, Heitman J. Fungal pathogens. Current biology : CB. 2020 Oct;30(19):R1163–R1169.
Journal cover image

Published In

Current biology : CB

DOI

EISSN

1879-0445

ISSN

0960-9822

Publication Date

October 2020

Volume

30

Issue

19

Start / End Page

R1163 / R1169

Related Subject Headings

  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Mycoses
  • Humans
  • Fungi
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Agriculture